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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts for 2019

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Massachusetts has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.21% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,084$24,891$25,692$26,488$27,289$27,757$28,549$29,349$29,379$30,132
GS-2$27,079$27,724$28,620$29,379$29,713$30,587$31,461$32,336$33,210$34,085
GS-3$29,546$30,531$31,515$32,500$33,485$34,469$35,454$36,439$37,423$38,408
GS-4$33,169$34,274$35,380$36,485$37,590$38,695$39,800$40,905$42,011$43,116
GS-5$37,110$38,348$39,585$40,822$42,059$43,297$44,534$45,771$47,008$48,245
GS-6$41,366$42,744$44,122$45,500$46,879$48,257$49,635$51,013$52,392$53,770
GS-7$45,968$47,501$49,033$50,565$52,097$53,629$55,161$56,693$58,225$59,757
GS-8$50,908$52,606$54,303$56,001$57,698$59,396$61,093$62,791$64,488$66,186
GS-9$56,229$58,103$59,978$61,852$63,727$65,601$67,476$69,350$71,225$73,099
GS-10$61,922$63,986$66,050$68,114$70,178$72,242$74,307$76,371$78,435$80,499
GS-11$68,031$70,299$72,567$74,835$77,103$79,371$81,639$83,907$86,175$88,443
GS-12$81,542$84,260$86,978$89,696$92,414$95,132$97,850$100,568$103,286$106,004
GS-13$96,963$100,195$103,427$106,659$109,891$113,124$116,356$119,588$122,820$126,052
GS-14$114,581$118,401$122,220$126,039$129,859$133,678$137,498$141,317$145,136$148,956
GS-15$134,778$139,271$143,763$148,256$152,748$157,241$161,733$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include Westover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.48% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,947$24,749$25,546$26,337$27,134$27,599$28,386$29,181$29,212$29,960
GS-2$26,925$27,566$28,457$29,212$29,543$30,413$31,282$32,152$33,021$33,891
GS-3$29,378$30,357$31,336$32,315$33,294$34,273$35,252$36,231$37,210$38,189
GS-4$32,980$34,079$35,178$36,277$37,376$38,475$39,574$40,672$41,771$42,870
GS-5$36,899$38,129$39,359$40,590$41,820$43,050$44,280$45,510$46,741$47,971
GS-6$41,130$42,501$43,871$45,241$46,612$47,982$49,353$50,723$52,093$53,464
GS-7$45,707$47,230$48,753$50,277$51,800$53,324$54,847$56,370$57,894$59,417
GS-8$50,618$52,306$53,994$55,682$57,370$59,058$60,745$62,433$64,121$65,809
GS-9$55,909$57,773$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,228$67,091$68,955$70,819$72,683
GS-10$61,569$63,621$65,674$67,726$69,779$71,831$73,884$75,936$77,988$80,041
GS-11$67,643$69,899$72,154$74,409$76,664$78,919$81,174$83,429$85,684$87,940
GS-12$81,077$83,780$86,482$89,185$91,888$94,590$97,293$99,995$102,698$105,400
GS-13$96,411$99,624$102,838$106,052$109,266$112,479$115,693$118,907$122,121$125,335
GS-14$113,929$117,727$121,524$125,322$129,119$132,917$136,715$140,512$144,310$148,108
GS-15$134,011$138,478$142,945$147,411$151,878$156,345$160,812$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Hanscom Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.5% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,885$22,617$23,345$24,069$24,797$25,222$25,941$26,668$26,696$27,380
GS-2$24,606$25,192$26,006$26,696$26,999$27,793$28,588$29,382$30,177$30,972
GS-3$26,847$27,742$28,637$29,532$30,426$31,321$32,216$33,110$34,005$34,900
GS-4$30,140$31,144$32,148$33,152$34,157$35,161$36,165$37,169$38,174$39,178
GS-5$33,721$34,845$35,969$37,094$38,218$39,342$40,466$41,591$42,715$43,839
GS-6$37,588$38,840$40,092$41,345$42,597$43,849$45,102$46,354$47,607$48,859
GS-7$41,770$43,162$44,554$45,946$47,339$48,731$50,123$51,515$52,907$54,299
GS-8$46,259$47,801$49,344$50,886$52,428$53,971$55,513$57,056$58,598$60,141
GS-9$51,093$52,797$54,500$56,203$57,906$59,610$61,313$63,016$64,719$66,422
GS-10$56,266$58,142$60,017$61,893$63,769$65,644$67,520$69,396$71,271$73,147
GS-11$61,817$63,878$65,939$68,000$70,061$72,122$74,183$76,243$78,304$80,365
GS-12$74,094$76,564$79,034$81,503$83,973$86,443$88,913$91,383$93,852$96,322
GS-13$88,107$91,044$93,981$96,918$99,854$102,791$105,728$108,665$111,602$114,539
GS-14$104,116$107,587$111,057$114,528$117,998$121,469$124,939$128,410$131,880$135,351
GS-15$122,468$126,550$130,633$134,715$138,797$142,879$146,961$151,043$155,126$159,208
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 15.37% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,672$22,398$23,119$23,835$24,557$24,978$25,689$26,409$26,437$27,114
GS-2$24,367$24,948$25,754$26,437$26,737$27,524$28,311$29,097$29,884$30,671
GS-3$26,587$27,473$28,359$29,245$30,131$31,017$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561
GS-4$29,847$30,842$31,836$32,831$33,825$34,820$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,074$41,187$42,300$43,414
GS-6$37,223$38,463$39,703$40,944$42,184$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385
GS-7$41,365$42,743$44,122$45,501$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773
GS-8$45,810$47,337$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557
GS-9$50,598$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,720$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,218$63,259$65,299$67,340$69,381$71,422$73,463$75,504$77,545$79,586
GS-12$73,375$75,821$78,267$80,713$83,159$85,605$88,050$90,496$92,942$95,388
GS-13$87,252$90,161$93,069$95,977$98,886$101,794$104,703$107,611$110,520$113,428
GS-14$103,106$106,543$109,980$113,417$116,854$120,291$123,727$127,164$130,601$134,038
GS-15$121,280$125,323$129,366$133,408$137,451$141,493$145,536$149,578$153,621$157,663
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $164,200, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2019/massachusetts